Thursday, December 28, 2000

Awards to celebrate black achievements

By Allen Howard
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        FAIRFIELD — Ten people will be honored at the Seventh Annual “We Hear Their Voices” celebration, 7 p.m., Feb. 24 at Tori's Station Fairfield Banquet Convention Center, 74 Donald Drive.

        The awards are given to preserve the rich heritage of African Americans, and recognize excellence and achievement in the African-American community, said Jenniffer Bailey, coordinator of the event, which is sponsored by the Mallory Historical Association.

        Ms. Bailey said eight people will be chosen for the New Voices Awards and two for the History Maker Awards.

        “We are looking for pacesetters, risk takers and high achievers whose actions and accomplishments have enhanced the quality of life in African-American communities and around the world,” she said.

        Award categories for the New Voices Awards are: medicine, music, military, sports, politics, literature and performing arts.

        History Maker award nominees may be in any category.

        Ms. Bailey said nominations will be accepted through Jan. 5. Fax to: (513) 591-0005 or e-mail: Nominations may be mailed to the Mallory Historical Association, P.O. Box 140426, Cincinnati, 45250-0426.

        Nominees must live or have been residents of or have been born in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.

        Nomination forms may be obtained at the center.


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